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Sony VAIO Tap 21

Sony VAIO Tap 21
alaScore 93

41 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The size is also mentioned favorably. The value for money and usability get mixed views, and there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO Tap 21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 41 reviews)

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Sony VAIO Tap 21 (SVT21217CXB)


The Sony VAIO Tap 21 (SVT21217CXB) is a vast improvement over last year's pioneering portable all-in-one desktop. It has a lot more going for it, but there's still not quite enough to call it our first Editors' Choice for this nascent category.

Portable around the house. Huge screen for a portable device. Ultrabook performance in an all-in-one desktop form factor. Comfortable keyboard and mouse included

Quite a few pre-loaded apps. Reflective glass. No latch on arm. Shorter battery life than rivals

The Sony VAIO Tap 21 (SVT21217CXB) is a large-screen portable all-in-one desktop PC, running Windows 8 multimedia benchmarks just as well as a high-end ultrabook. Its three-hour battery life is an improvement over the first generation of portable...

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Great portable computer.


I haven't owned this product for a long period of time but, it is great for all users.This product has... A touch screen that works great, Clear display, Perfect for business, good sound quality, Responsive touchscreenAbout me... Budget Conscious,...

It is great for everday use

Accessory availability

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Easy to use, portable


I would recommend the PC. I have only had it a month but have been extremely satisfied so far.This product has... A touch screen that works great, good sound quality, Lightning fastAbout me... Business Professional



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Great computer replacement


We dumped the desk top PC several years ago and moved on to the 17" laptop with a separate keyboard and mouse because of comfort. The laptop still works but no longer fast enough and the Vista operating system doesn't support the newer software...

Portability, dual use (touch and keyboard), screen size

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Great all in one device!


This is a great all in one system. Easy to setup and use. Great HD display and very good sound. All around very pleased with this computer. I got the carry case and have taken on many planes. My experience with Windows 8 has been positive when using...

Power of the system & portability

Battery Life

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Amazing tablet ..replaces pc and ipad


Ok I have purchased this tap21 1 month ago and it is Fantastic. I have owned 14 tablets and this is replaced my pc completely. I still use an ipad when driving.. but would consider the Tap21 but not quite ready to completely abandon my ipad. Hoping...

powerful, light, windows 8.1;battery

no 3g or lte sim

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Unique and useful piece of tech


First of all, Best Buy needs to delete all these reviews from people who are just impatient with Windows 8. It's slander on the actual product. If you don't like Windows 8, there are plenty of new and used Windows 7 machines floating around. Heck, I'll...

Interoffice portability, plenty of power, quick and agile

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Great Portable Desktop Computer


This is the most wonderful invention of a computer I have ever seen. If I am tired of sitting at a desk I can take it to a recliner in the family room and continue working with it on my lap. Not at all heavy, touchscreen is remarkable. Imagine having...

Just pick it up and carry it around as the largest tablet you can imagine. Touch Screen is the best I have ever used

Windows 8.0 or 8.1 makes you go to each MFG to install your older printers and software

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A tutorial should be taught when sold.


The computer may be a great idea but when sold a tutorial should be taught before it leaves the store. Hands on so as to be able to function with its uses when home.This product has... need tutorial, comfortable with tech once it is understood., very...

We're trying to figure it out, very confusing

Windows 8 doesn't function the same, need help with All in One

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Would love it if it didn't have Windows 8


I very much like that this is a desktop computer that doubles as a large tablet. It is fast and is a huge improvement over my old clunky desktop. My main dislike is not the computer - it's Windows 8, which I hate. A minor complaint is that the stand...

It's fast, portable, and easy to set up. I really like the battery feature so that it can be used as a large tablet

Windows 8, stand won't stay flat